Departmental Bulletin Paper Survey on Staff Motivation and Perspectives toward Professional Language Acquisition

CHURTON, Paul  ,  ADACHI, Kaoru  ,  YAMAMOTO, Naohiro

5pp.121 - 135 , 2015-03-31 , 京都産業大学
This paper summarizes findings from a survey conducted on administrative staff at Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan. The purpose of this survey was three-fold: (i) to assess levels of English ability in staff, (ii) to gauge the perceived need for English language skills within the current working climate of the university, and (iii) to ascertain staff opinion on what methods of English language development would be the most effective to employ for creating a staff base adequately equipped to perform within a globalizing world of education. Proposals for improving current staff development programs and for setting up new initiatives are made based on results of the survey and motivation and inter-cultural communication models. The objective of these proposals is to demonstrate how the university might develop stronger global human resources who will be fundamental in the further internationalization of the university.

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